Born on this day in 1802 author and playwright Victor Hugo
On this day in 1948 tenor Giuseppe di Stefano made his Metropolitan Opera debut at the Duke of Mantua
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Born on this day in 1934 soprano Renata Scotto
Born on this day in 1927 soprano Régine Crespin
The parterre team is glad to make available a professionally produced recording of the February 3rd memorial held in honor of parterre box founder James Jorden.
On this day in 1980 baritone Leo Nucci made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Renato
Born on this day in 1907 librettist and poet W. H. Auden
On this day the Metropolitan Opera premiered triple bill of Satie‘s Parade, and Poulenc‘s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Ravel‘s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges
On this day in 1914 Zandonai‘s Francesca da Rimini premiered in Turin
Born on this day in 1926 mezzo-soprano Rita Gorr
On this day in 1904 Puccini’s Madama Butterfly had its disastrous premiere in Milan
Happy 86th birthday composer John Corigliano
Happy 77th birthday composer John Adams
Happy 65th birthday soprano Renée Fleming
Happy 55th birthday mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato